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Motor City Soul

Playing some of the greatest tunes ever written, Motor City Soul delivers joyful renditions of classic Motown, Atlantic and disco classics. Available as a 7, 8 or 9 piece band, Motor City Soul brings a show that appeals to all generations.

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Set List / Repertoire



25 Miles – Edwin Starr
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
As – Stevie Wonder
At Last – Etta James
Baby, I Love You – Aretha Franklin
Band of Gold – Freda Payne
Beggin’ – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Big Bird – Eddie Floyd
Bull Dog – The Shirelles
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright
Come Together - Ike & Tina Turner
Crumbs Off The Table – Laura Lee
Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Fever – Patty Drew
Get Ready – The Temptations
Gimme Shelter – Merry Clayton
Gimme Some Lovin' – Spencer Davis Group
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding/ Patti Drew
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Give It To Me Baby - Rick James
(Like A) Heatwave – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hold On, I’m Coming – Sam & Dave  
I Believe in Miracles - The Jackson Sisters
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips (version)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye (Version)
I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Want You Back – The Jackson Five
I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
Le Freak  - Chic
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Livin’ for the City – Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
My Girl - The Temptations
Needle in a Haystack – The Velvelettes
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
Nowhere to Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Please, Mr Postman – The Marvellettes
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Reach Out, I’ll Be There – The Four Tops
Really Sayin’ Something – The Velvelettes
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect  - Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Jackson 5 (Christmas set)
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Sex Machine - James Brown
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder 
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes (Christmas set)
Something's Gotta Hold On Me - Etta James
Son of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Soulful Dress – Sugar Pie Desanto
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Street Life – Randy Crawford
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Sunshine of Your Love – Spanky Wilson
Superstition – Stevie Wonder 
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
The Clapping Song – Shirley Ellis
The Snake – Al Wilson
The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Think – Aretha Franklin
This Old Heart of Mine – The Isley Brothers
Try A Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
Twist & Shout – The Isley Brothers
Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Going To Do) - Aretha Franklin
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye/ Donny Hathaway
Working In The Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey/ Harry Connick, Jr.
You Can't Hurry Love – The Supremes
You Keep Me Hanging On – The Supremes
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin

28 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 28
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

The wedding band of our dreams!

5 stars - Motor City Soul are Highly Recommended
booked Motor City Soul for their Wedding in Oxfordshire September 2023

“Motor City Soul was great to work with. On the admin side - They were extremely flexible with our schedule for the day and graciously organized for a playlist to go on in between their sets. On the music side - they crushed it. Amazing music that got everyone up on the dance floor. Thank you, thank you”

Amazing, Made the Day, 100% recommend!

5 stars - Motor City Soul are Highly Recommended
booked Motor City Soul for their Wedding in Buckinghamshire August 2023

“From the start Saeed was an absolute gentleman and was so patient and kind to us. He was very organised and professional and made booking everything easier with some great hints and tips. On the day they were on time, professionally set up and made sure they didn’t disrupt or affect any of the wedding going on. Now the night, where do I start? The singer was just incredible, both of them had fantastic voices and were so good, almost better than the original! The sax and trumpet made the night, their addition just pumped up the room and there wasn’t a single person not dancing. The bassist may be the coolest guy ever! He was so good and sounded great The guitars and drums were absolutely in sync and sounded great and Saeed on keys was incredible. We honestly loved every second of their set. They played all our favourites and just made the night. So many of our guests and the venue have said they were the best band they’ve ever had! Thanks so much guys Ed & Em ”

Fantastic band

5 stars - Motor City Soul are Highly Recommended
booked Motor City Soul for their Wedding in Hampshire August 2023

“The band were amazing. Brilliant musicians. And very good at reading the room and getting the atmosphere right. Everyone was up and dancing, from 4 year olds to 90 year olds at our wedding. We were running late and they adapted the times of their sets seamlessly and worked really hard to give us a fabulous party. They were simply wonderful and everyone has a fantastic time”

So much energy, so fantastic!

5 stars - Motor City Soul are Highly Recommended
booked Motor City Soul for their Wedding in Wiltshire May 2023

“Motor city soul played at our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier. The whole band were brilliant, professional in setting up and kept everyone dancing! They played our first dance which was really great. Thank you for making our day so special”

Perfect Wedding Party!

5 stars - Motor City Soul are Highly Recommended
booked Motor City Soul for their Wedding in London April 2023

“You guys were fantastic! We had such a fun time and the dance floor was packed all night - you really gave us the perfect wedding party!”

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Price from £2,150 + travel from London

Based on 7 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • South East From £2,150
  • East of England From £2,308
  • East Midlands From £2,501
  • South West From £2,565
  • Wales From £2,844
  • West Midlands From £2,860
  • North West From £4,488

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2 x 60mins

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3 x 45mins

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Default lineup: 7 members

7 Piece: Lead female vocals, Backing vocals, Horn, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass & Drums.

*Please note larger line-ups are available (please see booking options).

Full Biography

* Professional service and delivery throughout from our amazing vocalists and musicians.
* Songs covering the golden age of soul and beyond. Hits that appeal to every generation and keep the dance floor full.
* State of the art 1300W PA and stage lighting.
* Additional live instrumental Jazz Quartet/ Quintet set for subtle background music for earlier in the day (please see booking options).
* Additional full soul DJ service available to finish your night (please see booking options).

If they don’t get you swinging, you ain't got soul...

Motor City Soul deliver joyful renditions of classic Motown, Atlantic and disco classics.

Playing some of the greatest tunes ever written, expect them to recreate Detroit’s golden age of music masterfully, whilst they get you up and dancing, in a way that only a full brass backed soul band really can.

The band are highly regarded regulars on the London soul scene, holding down a number of residencies across the capital’s most popular nightspots. They have extensive experience catering for corporate functions (including Spotify, and Shazam – who both know their music!), weddings, parties and festivals.

Offering a flexible line up (7, 8 or 9 piece) to suit your space and budget, they can also provide a searing soul DJ set, and an instrumental jazz quartet for subtle background music before the full evening show.

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